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Tourists encounter a Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) on Urbina Bay, Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Tourists encounter a Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) on Urbina Bay, Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Tourists encounter a Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) on Urbina Bay, Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Tourists encounter a Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) on Urbina Bay, Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) on Isabella Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) on Isabella Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) on Isabella Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A AMarine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Tourists watch great frigatebirds (Fregata minor) in Galapagos National Park.

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The extinct Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces). This photo was taken at the Maguire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, FL. This is located on the campus of the University of Florida and is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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The extinct Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces). This photo was taken at the Maguire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, FL. This is located on the campus of the University of Florida and is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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The extinct Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces). This photo was taken at the Maguire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, FL. This is located on the campus of the University of Florida and is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Endangered mussels extend their feet to move around. All are from the Clinch River in eastern TN. More endangered aquatic animals are found here than anywhere else in North America.

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Ouachita madtoms (Noturus lachneri) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center in Knoxville. This is a rare stream fish that has a limited range in Arkansas and is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, but it still isn’t listed under the ESA.

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Ouachita madtoms (Noturus lachneri) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center in Knoxville. This is a rare stream fish that has a limited range in Arkansas and is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, but it still isn’t listed under the ESA.

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Ouachita madtoms (Noturus lachneri) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center in Knoxville. This is a rare stream fish that has a limited range in Arkansas and is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, but it still isn’t listed under the ESA.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus ssp. rufa), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species, at the Phoenix Zoo.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered group of juvenile pink mucket mussels (Lampsilis abrupta). These mussels are four months old, and are from the Osage River in Missouri. They’re part of a captive rearing project at the Missouri State University.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus ssp. rufa), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius), a federally endangered fish at the North Carolina Zoo.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) waits in a holding pen at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where most of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A group of concerned local residents meet at a community outreach event on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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A group of oiled pelicans recused from the gulf oil spill waiting to be washed at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is were the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A group of oiled pelicans recused from the gulf oil spill waiting to be washed at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is were the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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Expedition members carry equipment to shore on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Expedition members carry equipment to shore on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Expedition members paddle a boat off shore off the coast of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Expedition members prepare a fire in order to prepare meals along the coast of Bioko Island, Equitorial Guinea.

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